| Dec 4, 2012
| 2:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved legislation that would allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have special drivers licenses, but the bill’s fate in the House is still up in the air.
The proposal, sponsored by...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Thousands of undocumented immigrants lined up at Navy Pier Wednesday, applying for temporary protection from deportation.
Launched by President Barack Obama through an executive order, the new and controversial "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals"...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:23 AM
On a big week for election news, Trib Nation invited a diverse group of connectors to have lunch with us and share their view of the 2012 election.
What do they see as the campaign's narrative? More importantly, what is motivating them and the people...
| Nov 4, 2012
While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is planning a private party in McCormick Place for supporters on election night, plans for a smattering of open gatherings are beginning to emerge in the final days of the presidential race.
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Four years ago, Janesh Rahlan watched the Grant Park presidential election extravaganza play out on TV from the confines of his parent's Aurora home.
"I did want to go, but my parents said that is not happening on a school night," said Rahlan, now 20 and...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A town hall meeting to discuss a proposed federal immigrant detention center in the south suburbs was called off today due to security concerns related to the NATO summit, officials said.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. postponed the meeting at the Crete-...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Local immigrant advocates today praised the president’s order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, though they remain hopeful that Congress will pass a comprehensive law providing a path to citizenship.
Alaa Mukahhal, 25,...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:22 PM
When Illinois passed its own version of the DREAM Act in late May, a DePaul student group shared some of the credit in the successful lobbying effort....
| May 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Rick Pearson at 3:40 p.m. A coalition of Latino groups that had worked together for more representation in the state legislature fragmented today at a state Senate hearing over the effects of a proposed Democratic redrawing of Illinois’......
| Apr 29, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Posted by Rick Pearson at 9:40 p.m. The United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations on Monday will propose new boundaries for state legislative districts aimed at increasing minority representation in Springfield. The group said its...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Posted by Rick Pearson at 8:15 p.m. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said today that he isn’t ruling out the possibility of cutting Chicago and other cities' share of income taxes as part of a state budget plan. The powerful......